Definition of hearken
- hearkened without much mental comment
- —Theodore Dreiser
- the humble folk who hearkened to these evangelists
- —G. M. Stephenson
hearken! I hear the distant beat of the hooves of many horses
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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